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Our Commitment
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Our Commitment


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement from M'Balu Bangura.

Equity Statement
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Equity Statement


The Enoch Pratt Free Library stands with our community in the fight against systemic racism and inequality.

Office of Equity & Fair Practice
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Office of Equity & Fair Practice


The Office of Equity and Fair Practice (OEFP) is composed of three divisions to support the Library's ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and fair practice.

Advancing Equity Toolkit
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Advancing Equity Toolkit


The Pratt Library Advancing Equity Toolkit provides helpful resources for individuals, communities, and businesses.

Advancing Equity Dashboard
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Advancing Equity Dashboard


The Pratt Advancing Equity Dashboard measures current and future diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts made by the Pratt Library.

DEI Council
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DEI Council


The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) council works to promote a dynamic, creative, and inclusive workplace that respects, values, and celebrates the diversity of staff and customers.

Pratt Free Market
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Pratt Free Market


Food insecurity affects 42 million people and impacts every county in America. The Pratt Free Market aims to create a safe space for the community through food.

Amplified Voices Series
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Amplified Voices Series


The Amplified Voices Series is meant to host difficult but needed conversations surrounding the many issues impacting different populations in society.

Project ENCORE
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Project ENCORE


Project ENCORE is the Pratt Library’s new restorative justice program which aims to dismantle institutional barriers and social reintegration challenges that lead to recidivism.

Journey Records
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Journey Records


Journey Records aims to empower talented young individuals in our community and provide them with opportunities to develop their artistic abilities, gain industry experience, and pursue their passion for music and entertainment.

Special Events
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Special Events


The Pratt Library is dedicated to having programs and events that cater to underserved, overburdened marginalized communities and support the Library's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

Conferences
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Conferences


Conferences on valuable topics such as re-entry, community resources, DEI, and more, hosted by the Pratt Library.